D230 New Administrative Hires
At the August 3, 2022, Consolidated High School District 230 School Board meeting, the Board approved the hiring of Ron Farina as Division Chair for Math and Business Education at Sandburg High School and David Reilly as Dean, also at Sandburg High School.
Dean at Carl Sandburg High School
David Reilly was named Dean at Carl Sandburg High School. Reilly served as a Special Education teacher at Sandburg for the past 12 years. During that time, he also was an Extended School Year instructor for five years and was a member of the Sandburg School Improvement Plan committee.
Reilly not only taught students with cognitive, emotional and physical disabilities, he also served as Lead Teacher for the Special Services Department, facilitated PALS (Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies) professional learning community and worked as a Case Manager, writing individual education plans.
He completed his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and earned a master’s degree in School Improvement Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. Reilly also holds several endorsements, including History, Political Science, Psychology and Economics.
Division Chair for Math and Business Education
Ron Farina was named Division Chair for Math and Business Education at Carl Sandburg High School. Farina served as a Math teacher at Sandburg for the past 17 years. During that time, he also was an assistant wrestling coach and served on several academic and administrative committees dealing with institutional policies, departmental matters and academic issues.
A consummate professional, Farina has an unparalleled ability to teach mathematical concepts in an understandable manner. He has also honed a talent for employing unique teaching strategies to effectively engage and foster a positive learning environment. His experience in the classroom will lend itself as he transitions to an administrative role.
He completed his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Northeastern Illinois University and earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from University of St. Francis.